Museum for a Small City | Online lecture by Suzanne Cotter - 2.Dec.2020 at 8 pm

Suzanne Cotter
Suzanne Cotter

S.M.A.K. is organising an online lecture series this autumn as part of the exhibition 'Museum for a Small City/Rebuild' by Richard Venlet. 

Suzanne Cotter is Director of Mudam Luxembourg - Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean. This directorship is strongly marked by a renewed attention for the permanent collection of the museum. Her efforts to increase the visibility of the collection and the knowledge of the artworks has resulted in a variety of display formats and collaborations with other institutions such as the Pinault Collection, Paris.

She was Director of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art from 2013 until 2017 where she oversaw the museum's artistic programme for museum, villa and park, and contributed to the strategic development of the Serralves Collection through significant acquisitions and donations.

Prior to her directorship at Serralves, Cotter held curatorial positions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, where she was responsable for the development of the artistic programme for the future Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and contributed to the building of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi collection, Modern Art Oxford, UK; the Hayward Gallery, Whitechapel Art Gallery, and the Serpentine Gallery, all in London.

She has curated over 100 exhibitions of contemporary art and oversees numerous artist commissions, contributing to and editing catalogues and lecturing in museums and cultural institutions around the world. Among the awards and honours received are the 2014 Best Projects Award from the Association of Portuguese Museums, and the Alice (Artistic Landmarks in Contemporary Experience) Prize in 2011 for the 10th Biennale Sharjah which she co-curated with Rasha Salti. In 2005, Ms Cotter was made Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France.

Suzanne is currently a board member of CIMAM - the International Committee of Modern and Contemporary Art Museums and Collections.

Practical information:

  • Wednesday 2.Dec.2020 at 8 pm.
  • Later we will share a link to review the lecture.

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